Information Note: Inks and Coatings for High Temperature Applications
Over the past years, food packaging has been developed with several additional features/functions, one of them being that packaging is more and more often used as a container in which to heat or even bake the food (“ready-to-heat”). This information note describes the risks associated with the use of inks and coatings for food packaging intended to be exposed to high temperatures. In addition, it points out the reasons why an independent rigorous risk assessment must be carried out by the converter to ensure safety-in-use of the printed packaging.
EuPIA Position Statement on Non-Intentionally Added Substances (NIAS)
This position statement explains the potential occurrence of non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) in printing inks and coatings for food contact materials, and points out how NIAS should be managed.
Nanoscale pigment particles: Analysis of the migration behaviour from printing ink layers of printed food packaging into food
The German Paint and Printing Ink Association VdL commissioned a study investigating the migration of nanoscale pigment particles from printing ink layers of printed food packaging into food. Following the wide range of analytical methods used in this study, no migration of nanoscale pigment particles could be detected from ink layers of printed food packaging into food. Therefore exposure of consumers to nanoparticles from the dried and cured ink layers may be excluded.
EuPIA Position on the Commission Regulation (EC) 2023/2006 on Good Manufacturing Practice for materials & Articles Intended to Come into contact with Food
The Position Paper emphasizes the essential cooperation between ink manufacturer and the rest of the supply chain by using requirement specifications in order to deliver a final package that meets all GMP regulations/legal requirements.
EuPIA Information Leaflet on Printing Inks & Varnishes Intended to Come into Direct Contact with Foodstuffs
The leaflet points out the particular role these inks and varnishes have -selection of right raw materials is compulsory- and the importance of close cooperation between all parties of the packaging chain in order to deliver a package that meets high standards of technical and health demands.
Standard Glossary of Packaging Inks and Coatings Terms
This glossary provides definitions and explanations for commonly used terms in packaging inks and coatings technology
EuPIA Statement on Benzophenone
This document points out why Benzophenone may still be used as photo-initiator in Ultra Violet radiation cured inks and why there is no factual basis for an unqualified ban.